Home care agencies in New York should be aware of two items that could impact home care agencies. Both topics will be discussed during the HCAOA New York Chapter Virtual Update today at 10:00 a.m. First, non-compete agreements may soon be unlawful in the state.
The New York State Assembly passed A1278B on June 20, and the Senate previously passed its counterpart bill, Senate Bill 3100A, earlier this month. If signed by the governor, the bill would amend the New York Labor Law to make unlawful any non-compete agreement signed or modified after the bill’s effective date. Click here to learn more.
And in the final hours of the 2023 legislative session, the legislature passed Assembly Bill 1029C / Senate Bill 7551A, the “Clean Slate Act.” If signed by Gov. Hochul, it will provide for the automatic sealing of the records of certain convictions after specified periods of time. It is intended to increase employment opportunities for those with past criminal histories who have had no recent convictions. Under the bill, the State Human Rights Law would prohibit employers from inquiring about sealed records or discriminating against applicants or employees based upon sealed records. Click here to learn more.